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The Reverend George Whitworth Grave

American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site

 
 
Grave of Reverend George Whitworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 28, 2017
1. Grave of Reverend George Whitworth Marker
Inscription.  —First Presbyterian missionary to serve western Washington, 1854. Started 15 churches including the first Presbyterian church of Seattle.

—President of University of Washington, 1865-66 & 1874-76.

—Founded Sumner Academy, 1863, which became Whitworth College in 1890, now located in Spokane.
 
Erected by Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA. (Marker Number 252.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the American Presbyterian and Reformed Historic Sites ⛪ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 47° 38.072′ N, 122° 18.994′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker can be reached from 15th Avenue East south of East Garfield Street. Marker and gravesite are located at Lake View Cemetery and accessible during daylight hours. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seattle WA 98112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. United Confederate Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a
Grave of Reverend George Whitworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 28, 2017
2. Grave of Reverend George Whitworth Marker
This plaque is located on the north side of Whitworth's headstone.
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direct line); Boeing's Lake Union Seaplane Hangar (approx. 0.8 miles away); 1890 Seattle Fire Department Bell (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pantages House (approx. 1.1 miles away); George Ward House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Naval Training Station Seattle (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Old Shell House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Broadway High School (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
More about this marker.
This marker is one of 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites registered between 1973 and 2003 by the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS), headquartered in Philadelphia. Approved sites received a metal plaque featuring John Calvin’s seal and the site’s registry number.
 
Also see . . .
1. Whitworth, George F. (1816-1907). A wonderful biography for Reverend George Whitworth and includes historical photos. (Submitted on August 8, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.) 

2. Presbyterian Historic Sites Registry. Explore the Presbyterian Historic Sites Registry with an online interactive map listing all 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites. (Submitted on August 8, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.) 
 
The Reverend George Whitworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 28, 2017
3. The Reverend George Whitworth Marker
Grave of Reverend George Whitworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 28, 2017
4. Grave of Reverend George Whitworth Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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